Passing on the legacy of trauma

Can stress be passed on to one’s children?

Why we can’t get along: The dynamics of race in America

“Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white – separate and unequal ... The alternative is not blind repression or capitulation to lawlessness. It is the realization of common opportunities for all within a single society.”

A strategic plan needed to redirect our money toward empowerment

“… Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.” – Matthew 25:21

Don’t make our most vulnerable children wait longer?

In an important show of bipartisanship, Congress is on the cusp of an historic step to help many of the most vulnerable children in our nation – those who are abused and neglected and at risk of entering foster care ...

O’Reilly: MLK would not have supported Black Lives Matter

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly escalated his ongoing attack on the Black Lives Matter movement by asserting without a hint of evidence that if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were alive, he would not support the group.

After the horror, we must build one America

“It is more dangerous to be Black in America. You’re substantially more likely to be in a situation where police don’t respect you.” The speaker was not Barack Obama; it was former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Even a conservative ...

Dallas tragedy underscores need for gun reform

“We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change. We will be told that the causes of such violence are complex, and that is true. No single law – no set of laws ...

It’s time to let education innovation, opportunity thrive

Imagine a bipartisan commission focused on one of America’s most pressing national issues. Imagine a consensus opinion on what needs to be done to save generations of at-risk American youth.

America’s access to medicines may be headed for crisis

Heart disease is the longstanding No. 1 killer of Americans and the leading cause of death among Marylanders. While this silent killer devastates populations of all racial and ethnic groups, African Americans are at the highest risk – deaths from ...

Seed sowing for a beloved nation

It was a gloriously beautiful morning in Atlanta on Sept. 11, 2001.

False dichotomy between supporting police or legitimate protest

If Micah Xavier Johnson’s goal was to support people in Dallas who were protesting the fatal police shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, he failed miserably.

Enemies of the people are outnumbered

In the hours before the 25-year-old Army veteran Micah Johnson launched his, in the words of President Barack Obama, “vicious, calculated and despicable” attack on White officers of the Dallas police force, something simultaneously remarkable and ordinary occurred.

A man was lynched yesterday and the day before

There was a 21st century lynching yesterday and the day before that, too

When a nation has no conscience, lacks empathy

What happens when a nation has no conscience? Even as the country is grappling with the fact that two Black men were killed by White police officers within 48 hours of each other, so many people in positions of power ...

Experience v. the wild card – the choice we face is so clear

Experience v. the wild card – the choice we face is so clear